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Women and Cities: Planning for Equity

March 08, 2021
11:00 AM EST - 11:45 AM EST
Zoom webinar
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Presented in recognition of International Women’s Day, this webinar with Diana Petramala, Senior Economist, Ryerson Centre for Urban Research and Land Development and Hannah Chan Smyth, MPl candidate, will look at a large body of literature that demonstrates how gender biases in city planning can disadvantage women, highlighting the city of Vienna’s experience in undoing its effects. It will also discuss the role that gender mainstreaming in city planning can play in supporting women’s participation in the labour market and overall economic growth. The conversation will provide lessons to cities around the world, including Toronto, for an equitable post-pandemic return to work, as well as longer-term guidelines and inspiration for creating cities that remove barriers faced by women globally.